Tuesday, April 17, 2018
RMN receives Airbus excellence in flight safety operations award
Kuala Lumpur, 17 April 2018 – The Royal Malaysian Navy has received an Airbus award for the excellent flight safety operations of its fleet of AS555 SN Fennec helicopters, at a ceremony on the sidelines of the Defence Services Asia exhibition and conference (DSA), in Malaysia today.
Assistant Chief of Staff Engineering Laksamana Muda Dato’ Ir. Haji Khairuddin bin Khalid received the flight safety operations award on behalf of the RMN Commander Naval Aviation First Admiral Roslan Mohd Yunus and Chief of Staff Captain Sazalee Shoib were presented with the 1,000 and 500 flying hours achievement awards, respectively by Airbus Head of Country Raymond Lim.
The Royal Malaysian Navy’s fleet of six AS555 SN Fennec helicopters has been in service since 2004. The light twin, multi-role AS555 SN fleet is used for over-the-horizon targetting and training. Together, they have achieved over 18,000 flight hours.
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017 it generated revenues of €67 billion and employed a workforce of around 129,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats and business aviation products. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.